U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised the president's infrastructure speech he gave today in Ohio:
"The president was exactly right today--we need a sweeping infrastructure proposal to rebuild our nation's infrastructure. A major infrastructure bill is more than just legislation--it is an investment in the economic future of individuals and communities around the country. We know the benefits: an increased GDP, stronger economy, higher wages and skilled jobs. That's why I've been working with the president, his infrastructure team and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in both the Environment and Public Works Committee and Commerce Committee to craft legislation that includes infrastructure principles we share.
"There are a lot of people saying that this can't get done; that we don't have the time, will or resources to make a needed investment in our critical infrastructure. I just remind people that last Congress no one thought we could pass a single infrastructure bill--but we did. Twice. With the president's leadership, we'll do it again."